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Division I Men's Basketball Championship First & Second Rounds
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National Collegiate Athletic Association. Division I Men's Basketball Championship First & Second Rounds - Page 135. March 15 and 17, 1990. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 24, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/champ/item/1144/show/1113.

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National Collegiate Athletic Association. (March 15 and 17, 1990). Division I Men's Basketball Championship First & Second Rounds - Page 135. University of Houston Sports Championship Publications. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/champ/item/1144/show/1113

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Title Division I Men's Basketball Championship First & Second Rounds
Creator (LCNAF)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association
Publisher National Collegiate Athletic Association
Date March 15 and 17, 1990
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  • Basketball
  • College sports
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  • National Collegiate Athletic Association
Subject. Geographic (TGN)
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
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  • programs (documents)
Language English
Physical Description 166 page document with half-page insert
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Original Item Location ID 2009-006, Box 7, Folder 7
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Transcript Byers Postgraduate Scholarships Student-athletes honored for overall excellence in academics and athletics By WILLIAM F. REED The demands on today's student-athlete are so enormous that educators and coaches marvel that so many find the time, and the discipline, necessary to achieve success both on the field, or the court, and in the classroom. During his more than three decades as executive director of the NCAA, Walter Byers always was interested in ways to reward the student-athletes who achieved as much, if not more, in their studies as in their sports. He always understood that this type of individual is the essence of college sports, even more than the big-name stars who break the records and get most of the media attention. It is fitting, then, that basketball player Rick Hall of Ball State University, in Mun- cie, Indiana, and shot-putter Regina Cava- naugh, of Rice University in Houston, Texas, are the first winners of the Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship Awards. The $7,500 scholarships were established early in 1988 in honor of Byers' efforts on behalf of both athletics and academics. To be eligible for the awards, which annually will go to one male and one female, student-athletes must have at least a 3.5 grade- point average, show evidence of superior character and leadership, and demonstrate that participation in athletics has exerted a positive influence on personal and intellectual development. Understandably, the competition for the awards was as intense as anything the athletes ever experienced in their particular sports. From initial groups of 42 male applicants and 48 females, the scholarship committee narrowed the choices to three finalists and an alternate in each. The 6-8 Hall, now a first-year law student at Northwestern University, was the captain and only senior on the Ball State team that last season posted a 29-3 record, won both the Mid-American Conference regular-season and tournament titles, and upset the University of Pittsburgh in the first round of the NCAA championship. A starter as a junior, Hall was relegated to reserve duty last season because of the influx of new, young talent. Still, he provid- Regina Cavanaugh, a shot-putter from Rice University, and Rick Hall, a basketball player from Ball State University, were selected as the first Byers Postgraduate Scholarship recipients. ed excellent leadership by example, working hard and selflessly in basketball while maintaining a 3.944 grade-point average (out of a 4.0) in a double-major of accounting and political science. Hall also was involved in the East Central Indiana Big Brother/Big Sister program, made appearances at various charity events for children, and served as a summer intern in 1988 on the staff of U.S. Senator Richard Lugar. "He is truly a student-athlete who represents the basic purpose of the NCAA in maintaining intercollegiate athletics as an integral part of the education program and the athlete as an integral part of the university," said Dr. John E. Reno, Ball State's faculty athletics representative to the NCAA. The same could be said for Cavanaugh, the most honored female student-athlete in Rice history. The finest shot putter in Southwest Conference history, Cavanaugh was a nine-time NCAA all-America from 1983 through 1987. She won six NCAA championships in the shot put — three indoors and three outdoors — and she still holds the NCAA records with a throw of 57-11 3U indoors and 57-6 lh outdoors. In addition, Cavanaugh holds the Rice school record of 58-1, and was undefeated in 12 conference meets. Among her honors are the 1987 Honda Broderick Award for track and field, Rice's most outstanding female athlete in 1986, and three awards as Rice's most valuable female track performer. Internationally, she twice competed for United States' teams in the World University Games, was an alternate for the 1984 U.S. Olympic team, and delayed her entry into medical school so she could train for the 1988 U.S. Olympic Trials. Yet despite all the time required to train, travel, and compete, Cavanaugh still managed to maintain a 3.5 grade-point average in human physiology, in addition to serving as coordinator for Rice's NCAA Volunteer for Youth program, participating as a Childlife volunteer with a Houston-area hospital, and speaking to such organizations as the Special Olympics and the American Cancer Society. Like Hall, she is using her scholarship in graduate school. She is a first-year medical student at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. In selecting Hall and Cavanaugh as the first Byers Scholarship recipients, the committee set high standards. Yet it also reaffirmed the high ideals and goals to which the NCAA and so many of its student-athletes aspire. A 132